Autism Acceptance begins with Self Acceptance
Jude Morrow presented with communication and social difficulties early in life, which led to the diagnosis of Asperger’s at age 11. Despite having educational challenges, Jude progressed through secondary school and graduated from the University of Ulster with an honor’s degree in social work in 2012. Jude also wrote an article to give practical advice to those on the spectrum during COVID lockdowns and quarantine and shelter in place orders.
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is an incredibly honest and inspiring memoir detailing Jude’s life experiences and how living with autism ultimately shaped his journey. And, he’s not alone. About 1 in 68 children in the US is affected by autism. There are nearly 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK alone; that’s more than 1 in 100. If you include friends and families, autism is a part of daily life for millions of people around the world.
“For as long as I remember I’ve always been different. The difference now is that I embrace and love my difference, and I want everyone like me to do the same.”
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? quickly rose to a bestseller after being self-published in the UK. Beyond Words Publishing will be releasing this debut memoir to the US in the midst of National Autism Awareness Month on April 7, 2020. Jude will be traveling to the States during the week of his launch to speak and advocate for all those who face disabilities today. Through his writing, Jude proves that those with autism can grow to live happy and successful lives-free from marginalization and societal beliefs.
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